Woman robbed of cell phone at gunpoint near EMU campus
Courtesy of YPD
A 21-year-old Ypsilanti woman was robbed of her cell phone at gunpoint just north of Eastern Michigan University's campus Tuesday night, police said.
The woman, who is not a student, and her boyfriend were walking in a parking lot in the 800 block of Green Road when they were approached by a man who asked them for a cigarette, according to releases from both EMU and Ypsilanti police.
The man pulled out a handgun, demanded and grabbed the woman's cell phone and ran away, police said.
There were no reported injuries.
Police used a dog to search the area but did not turn up the suspect, Ypsilanti police reported.
The suspect was described as a black man in his mid-to-late 20s. He is between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and black sweat pants and had dark hair and facial hair on his chin.
If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Detective Sergeant Tom Eberts at (734) 482-9878 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP (773-2587).